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Carotid artery stenosis is how common at which age groups?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Greater than 65 : The incidence of carotid stenosis increases steadily as one ages. More common in men than women, and significantly after age 65.

Answered 5/17/2021

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Above 50 : There is different numbers depending on age ( more common above 50), sex ( more common in males), presence of symptoms and severity of stenosis . Generally incidence of asymptomatic more than 50% stenosis in people above 50 years of age is around 6-11% in men and 5-7% in women.

Answered 2/5/2018

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